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Stock Market Today Moving on AAPL and Oil Price News

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Good morning! Right now futures indicate the stock market today opening higher than yesterday's close.

The Dow added 19 points yesterday, but the market reacted negatively to a poor earnings report issued by International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM). According to reports, investment guru Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) lost nearly $1 billion after IBM shares sunk by more than 7% yesterday.

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Stock Market Futures Down Today on These Top Stories

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Good morning! Stock market futures today (Monday) indicate a market open 64 points lower than Friday's close. Markets rallied on Friday, but it wasn't enough to offset a very bad week that included multiple triple-digit losses. This morning's downturn was heavily tied to a poor earnings report from tech giant International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM).

The most important number to watch today - besides the Dow - is in China. Over the weekend, the Chinese central bank announced plans to pump 200 billion yuan ($32.6 billion) into the nation's financial system.

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Stock Market Futures Slipped Thursday Morning on These Top Stories

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Stock market news, October 16, 2014: Stock market futures were back in the red this morning (Thursday) as European markets slipped on growth concerns. Additionally, investors are growing nervous about the Federal Reserve's plans to wind down the last of its stimulus efforts. Dow futures fell more than 150 points, suggesting the markets are poised to fall back below the 16,000 mark this morning.

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Flat Markets and Falling Commodities Will Headline Stock Market Today

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Stock market today, October 15, 2014: U.S. stock markets ended the day flat Tuesday after struggling to rebound, with yet another late sell-off hitting the markets in the final hour. The S&P 500 Index and Nasdaq managed to eke out modest gains, but the Dow Jones slipped another 5 points. The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) dipped 4% on the day.

Last week's stock market correction meant a 464-point plunge in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. We witnessed a continued sell-off in energy stocks and a slump in commodity prices, specifically oil, highlighting certain profit opportunities.

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Dow Jones Today Looks To Be Heading for a Correction

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Dow Jones today, October 14, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 223 points Monday, shedding earlier gains as investors continued to express doubts about the global economy. The S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) jumped another 15% on the day. The market's fear index reached 24.64, its highest close since June 2012.

The S&P 500 slumped below the 1,900 level ahead. The Index has suffered its worst three-day decline since November 2011.

Stock Market Today: What to Watch on Wall Street This Columbus Day

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Stock market today, Oct. 13, 2014: U.S. futures were mixed this morning, despite global stocks being in the red again. Today's session will likely see light trading volumes due to the U.S. Columbus Day holiday.

The September-quarter earnings calendar kicks into high gear this week. Tomorrow, investors are keeping an eye on a number of important bellwether companies, including banking giants Citigroup (NYSE: C), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), and Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC).

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U.S. Stock Market Futures Sinking Friday on These Top Stories

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Stock market news, October 10, 2014: This morning (Friday), U.S. stock market futures were down, as global stocks continued their selloff. The same forces fueled yesterday's 334-point loss for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Global stocks slipped to a six-month low, causing volatility to surge, and the S&P Volatility Index (VIX) - the market's fear gauge - soared 25%.
Meanwhile, Brent crude - the global benchmark set in London - slipped to its lowest level since 2010.

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Dow Jones Today Readies for Start of Earnings Season

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Dow Jones today, October 9, 2014:The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 274 points Wednesday following the Federal Open Market Committee's release of its September meeting minutes. According to the minutes, many Fed officials took a dovish approach in conversation and are seeking a new way to convince others that they are not prepared to raise interest rates according to the previous timeline.

Yesterday marked the unofficial start to the September-quarter earnings season, when global aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) announced it beat quarterly result estimates.

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Dow Jones Today Will Wrestle with Slow Global Growth and FOMC Minutes

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Dow Jones today, October 8, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped heavily Tuesday after renewed concerns about global growth reemerged and investors took money off the table ahead of earnings season. The sharp selloff was led by cyclical stocks, which are typically tied to the pace of economic growth.

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Stock Market Futures Down Today on Weak European Data

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Stock market futures, Oct. 7, 2014: The U.S. stock markets slipped on Monday during a busy day for the tech and healthcare sectors.

In a surprise announcement on Monday, Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) said it will split into two separate companies and lay off nearly 5,000 employees. The firm will split into two listed companies, one a personal computer business and the other a manufacturer of printers. Hewlett-Packard shares were up more than 4.5% on the day.

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Stock Market Today Moving on HPQ, YHOO, and DIS News

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Stock market today, Oct. 6, 2014: The U.S. stock markets rallied on Friday after a surprise jobs report showed that U.S. unemployment fell to 5.9%. It is the first time that the unemployment rate has fallen below 6% since 2008. The report offered more speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve will likely raise interest rates by mid-2015.

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U.S. Stock Markets Moving on AAPL, GM, and DWA News Today

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Stock market news today, Sept. 30, 2014: U.S. stock market futures were on the rise this morning, ahead of data updates on consumer confidence and home prices, and a speech by Federal Reserve Gov. Jerome Powell.

On Monday, U.S. markets slipped again as investors renewed concerns about civil unrest in Hong Kong, where the Chinese government fired tear gas at pro-democracy protesters in one of the largest political crackdowns in China since the Tiananmen Square protests 25 years ago.

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Why the Stock Market Today Is Jittery Over the Hong Kong Riots

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Unrest in Hong Kong could have very bad consequences for the markets, says Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald, including the U.S. stock market.

Reports of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong overnight was the primary reason the stock market today was lower this morning (Monday), with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down as much as 170 before recovering somewhat later in the day.

In this video, Fitz-Gerald explains how Americans investors will be affected by the riots in Hong Kong...

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The Top Five Stories Moving the Stock Market Today

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Stock market today, Sept. 29, 2014: U.S. markets rebounded Friday, with biotech companies leading the charge. The markets got a strong shot in the arm after the U.S. Commerce Department revised GDP growth upward for the second quarter. The U.S. economy accelerated at its strongest pace in 30 months.

This morning, the U.S. dollar struck a six-year high against the yen and a 22-month high against the euro.

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